Twitter hides tweet purportedly from Iranian Supreme Leader

On Thursday, Twitter account @khamenei_ir posted that “Imam Khomeini’s verdict regarding Salman Rushdie is based on divine verses and just like divine verses, it is solid and irrevocable.” The ‘verdict’ in question was a death sentence – a fatwa – being placed on Rushdie for ‘blasphemy’ following the publication of...

Twitter removes tweet from Iran's leader, citing company policy

Once again, Twitter has run into a sticky situation while deciding when and how to apply its content rules. Buzzfeed News reports that it removed a tweet from an (unverified) account ...

Sat 16 Feb 19 from Engadget

Twitter hides tweet that appears to be from Iran's supreme leader - CNET

Twitter said the tweet violated its rules against making threats of violence or wishing for the death of a person.

Fri 15 Feb 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

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